In his new role, Giddings will work closely with Alupro’s executive director, Rick Hindley, to lead the organisation’s government engagement programme.
With the UK lockdown resulting in a significant increase in the volume of aluminium packaging collected via kerbside systems, the number of Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs) raised have consequently skyrocketed.
The Scottish government has made the decision to go ahead with its planned deposit return scheme (DRS) regulations. The regulations will now be subject to a vote in the Scottish Parliament, after which the scheme will become law. Alupro’s Rick Hindley has commented on the news.
In a period where everything revolves around discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s easy to take our eye off the ball on other matters. One issue that goes under the radar is the upcoming vote on regulation in Scotland to do with the introduction of a national deposit return scheme (DRS).
Alupro is calling for MSPs to vote against the Scottish government’s deposit return scheme regulations, as they are currently drafted, at this week’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting (29 April).
According to recent data released by the UK’s Environment Agency, 35,232 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in Q1 2020 – an increase of 48% compared to the same period in 2019.
Rick Hindley, Alupro executive director, says that by continuing to provide kerbside collections, local authorities are providing an invaluable service that keeps resources away from landfill and retains them within the value chain.
Alupro’s executive director, Rick Hindley, has offered his views in response to the regulations laid out for the Scottish government’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).
Alupro has appointed cleantech and environmental communications consultancy, Prova, to manage its external public relations activities.